Europa Donna is part of the Transforming Breast Cancer Initiative (TBCT)
10 March 2021- Europa Donna is part of the Transforming Breast Cancer Initiative (TBCT). To mark International Women’s Day, TBCT organised a virtual event raising awareness about the realities of living with breast cancer during COVID-19. The event entitled “Shedding a light on women’s health: Discussing the realities of living with breast cancer during COVID-19” was chaired by Frances Fitzgerald, MEP and Chair of TBCT. Barbara Klein, Communications Officer at Europa Donna – the European Breast Cancer Coalition – gave a powerful testimony, narrating her own cancer journey in times of COVID-19, offering an insight into the daily reality of a breast cancer patient during the pandemic. Dr Isabel Rubio, Head of Breast Surgical Oncology at Clinica Universidad de Navarra in Madrid and Dr Fatima Cardoso, Director of the Breast Unit of the Champalimaud Clinical Center in Lisbon, provided details on the disruptive impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on cancer services and treatment pathways.